Vinyl Recordings - Benny Goodman Years

The Early Years with Benny Goodman (1941-1943)

The First Capitol Records Period (1944-1952)

The Decca Records Period (1952-1957)

The Second Capitol Records Period, Part 1 (1957-1963)

The Second Capitol Records Period, Part 2 (1964-1972)

The Post-Capitol Recordings (1974-1988)

The Transcription Recordings (late-1940s, early-1950s)

The Early Years with Benny Goodman (1941-1943)

    Comments: All recording sessions with Benny Goodman were held in New York City, with the exception of the first two songs, which were recorded in Chicago.

Elmer's Tune
E. Albrecht / S. Gallop / D. Jurgens
Recorded 8/15/41, Columbia 36359

I See a Million People (But All I Can See Is You)
Carlisle / Sour
Recorded 8/20/41, Columbia 36379

That's the Way It Goes
S. Robin / A. Wilder
Recorded 9/25/41, Columbia 36379

Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
Cole Porter
Recorded 9/25/41, Okeh 6474

I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Duke Ellington / Paul Francis Webster
Recorded 10/2/41, Columbia 36721

My Old Flame
Sam Coslow / A. Johnston
Recorded 10/2/41, Columbia 36754

How Deep Is the Ocean?
Irving Berlin
Recorded 10/8/41, Columbia 36754

Shady Lady Bird
Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane
Recorded 10/8/41, Columbia 36429

Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
R. Morgan / B. Ellsworth / D. Howard
Recorded 11/13/41, Okeh 6497

Somebody Nobody Loves
S. Miller
Recorded 11/13/41, Okeh 6562

How Long Has This Been Going On?
George and Ira Gershwin
Recorded 11/13/41, Okeh 6544

That Did It, Marie
F. Meadows / I. Higginbotham
Recorded 11/13/41, Okeh 6497

Winter Weather (duet w/ Art Lund)
T. Shapiro
Recorded 11/27/41, Okeh 6516

Everything I Love
Cole Porter
Recorded 11/27/41, Okeh 6516

Not Mine
Johnny Mercer / Victor Schertzinger
Recorded 12/10/41, Columbia 36580

Not a Care in the World
John Latouche / Vernon Duke
Recorded 12/10/41, Columbia CL-523 (LP)

Blues in the Night
Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer
Recorded 12/24/41, Okeh 6553

Where or When
Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart
Recorded 12/24/41, Okeh 6553

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields
Recorded 12/24/41, Columbia 36617

The Lamp of Memory (Incertidumbre)
Unknown
Recorded 1/15/42, OK 6580

If You Build a Better Mousetrap (duet w/ Art Lund)
Unknown
Recorded 1/15/42, Columbia 36580

My Little Cousin
Unknown
Recorded 2/5/42, Okeh 6606

The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields
Recorded 3/10/42, Columbia 36594

I Threw a Kiss in the Ocean
Irving Berlin
Recorded 3/12/42, Okeh 6652

We'll Meet Again
R. Parker / H. Charles
Recorded 3/12/42, Okeh 6644

Full Moon (Noche de Luna)
Russell / Curiel / Odette
Recorded 3/12/42, Okeh 6652

All I Need Is You
Davis / DeRose / Parish
Recorded 3/14/42, Columbia 36617

Why Don't You Do Right?
Joe McCoy
Recorded 7/27/42, Columbia 36652

Peggy and Benny on Radio

Following are Peggy's performances on radio with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, which include many songs not released at the time by Columbia or Okeh. Several of these recordings have been issued on vinyl by obscurer record labels over the decades; information on vinyl releases, where available, is provided.

August 24, 1941: NBC sustaining broadcast, Chicago
Daddy

September 11, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
When the Sun Comes Out (LP: Honeysuckle Rose 5004)

September 13, 1941: Matinee at the Meadowbrook, CBS
It's So Peaceful in the Country

September 13 or 20, 1941: Matinee at the Meadowbrook, CBS
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire

September 16, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (LP: Honeysuckle Rose 5004)

September 17, 1941: CBS sustaining broadcast
I See a Million People

September 20, 1941: Matinee at the Meadowbrook, CBS
It's So Peaceful in the Country

September 27, 1941: Matinee at the Meadowbrook, CBS
That's the Way It Goes

October 4, 1941: Matinee at the Meadowbrook, CBS
Soft As Spring (LP: Sunbeam 158)

October 26, 1941: Fitch Bandwagon, NBC
The Shrine of St. Cecilia (LP: Sunbeam 158)

October 27, 1941: Sustaining broadcast (network unknown)
The Man I Love
I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)

November 1, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
That Did It, Marie (LP: Sunbeam 158)

November 7, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
More Than You Know
Why Don't We Do This More Often?

November 13, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place

November 14, 1941: Spotlight Bands, Mutual
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)

November 22, 1941: CBS sustaining broadcast
Winter Weather (duet w/ Art Lund)

November 29, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
Ev'rything I Love

December 2, 1941: CBS sustaining broadcast
How Long Has This Been Going On?

December 5, 1941: Spotlight Bands, Mutual
Ev'rything I Love

December 6, 1941: Mutual sustaining broadcast
Ev'rything I Love

December 9, 1941: CBS sustaining broadcast
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place

November/December 1941: Sustaining broadcasts
Winter Weather (duet w/ Art Lund; CBS)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (Mutual)

January 1, 1942: Spotlight Bands, Mutual
Blues in the Night (LP: Sunbeam 158)

January 20, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcast
Blues in the Night
How Do You Do Without Me?

January 24, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcast
Blues in the Night

February 3, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcast
Somebody Nobody Loves

February 6, 1942: Mutual sustaining broadcast
My Little Cousin

February 14, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcast
Blues in the Night

February 14, 1942: Mutual sustaining broadcast
How Long Has This Been Going On?

February 17, 1942: Sustaining broadcast (network unknown)
Skylark
Ev'rything I Love

March 2, 1942: Spotlight Bands, Mutual
We'll Meet Again

March 5, 1942: Sustaining broadcast (network unknown)
My Little Cousin
The Lamp of Memory (Incertidumbre)
Mandy Is Two

January-March, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcasts
Blues in the Night
Not Mine
Somebody Nobody Loves
That Did It, Marie

May 11, 1942: Sustaining broadcast (network unknown)
We'll Meet Again

October 1942: Sustaining broadcasts (networks unknown)
Blues in the Night
Cow-Cow Boogie

October 19, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcast
Cow-Cow Boogie (LP: Jazz Society AA510)
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition (LP: Jazz Society AA510)

November 12, 1942: CBS sustaining broadcast
Mr. Five By Five
I Had the Craziest Dream

December 3, 1942: Sustaining broadcast (network unknown)
Why Don't You Do Right?

Late-1942/early-1943: Sustaining broadcasts (networks unknown)
Why Don't You Do Right?
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City
That Soldier of Mine

February 13, 1943: Spotlight Bands, Blue Network
As Time Goes By

February 28, 1943: Sustaining broadcast (network unknown)
I Love a Piano

February/March, 1943: Armed Forces Radio Service broadcast
I Don't Believe in Rumors
Why Don't You Do Right? (LP: Swing House 46)
I Love a Piano (LP: Swing House 46)

March 13, 1943: CBS sustaining broadcast
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

March 20, 1943: CBS sustaining broadcast
Slender, Tender and Tall